February 2021 – Invoke Tax Partners is excited to announce Walt Rapacz has joined the firm as Partner, General Counsel, and the Director of Property Tax for the Midwest/Northeast Region. Based in our Cleveland, Ohio office, Walt will utilize his more than 25 years of industry experience to oversee the Midwest/Northeast region’s property tax operations by managing Invoke’s team of highly-credentialed consultants and developing key multi-state client relationships. As General Counsel, Walt will also utilize his tenured legal background to help the firm navigate various legal engagements.
“Walt brings with him an aggressive approach that endears him to his clients, a tremendous amount of experience that elevates those on his team, and a contagious passion for property tax consulting and results,” said Matt Fossey, CEO at Invoke Tax Partners. “Walt’s experience and expertise continues Invoke’s mission of adding and securing top tax talent across the country. I couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Walt again to continue what we started together long ago; delivering superior results for our clients.”
James Sutton, Partner and National Director of Property Tax at Invoke Tax Partners continued, “Walt has always been an invaluable sounding board and mentor to me in my professional career. I am incredibly excited that our team here at Invoke will benefit from Walt’s passion, knowledge, and integrity and couldn’t be more proud that he is an integral piece of the team.”
Over his career Walt has represented multiple property owners throughout the nation across several industries. He has generated tens of millions of dollars in tax savings while ensuring the needs of his clients were always the first and foremost consideration. He was responsible for opening the Cleveland real estate property tax practice for a Big Four Firm and went on to build out the Midwest office network for a national property tax consulting firm through identification and recruitment of talent. This network grew to six offices with over $11,000,000 in annual revenue at its peak.
“There are inflection points in our lives where significant professional opportunities are presented. Invoke Tax Partners is one such opportunity,” said Walt Rapacz, Partner, General Counsel, and Property Tax Director at Invoke Tax Partners. “Invoke is in the process of creating a top-flight boutique SALT practice that is steeped in expertise and national in scope allowing us to attract top-level talent and clients at a staggering pace. I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity and want to thank the Partners for inviting me to be become part of this process.”